Alfred State College freshmen outside hitter Brianne McMahon (Buffalo/Sweet Home) has earned NJCAA Division III honorable mention All-American honors. McMahon and the Lady Pioneers were ranked as high as #5 nationally and finished as Region III Division III runner-ups after finishing the 2006 season with a 32-3 record.
McMahon is the first Lady Pioneer to be named NJCAA All-American.
McMahon played in 66 games this season before suffering a season ending injury. She recorded 177 kills (18.1 hitting % and 2.7 kills per game average), 212 digs (3.2 per game), and served 45 aces.
She recorded four double-doubles on the season (over ten kills and ten digs). Versus Onondaga CC she had 12 kills and 13 digs, versus Jamestown CC she registered 10 kills and 15 digs, versus Corning CC she finished with 14 kills and 12 digs, and versus Monroe CC she was credited with 13 kills and 19 digs.
Head Coach Gene Doorley is excited about McMahon's honor. "When Bree committed to Alfred we knew she was going to have a great impact on this team. I am very happy to see her receive this type of recognition. She is a real competitor and a leader on this team. The impact Bree had on this team is very obvious as the only two divisional losses this season came while she was out of the line-up, injured. This honor is also an indication of what this team as a whole accomplished this season."
McMahon was previously named Region III Division III Player of the Year, All-WNYAC 1st team, and MVP of the Mohawk Valley CC Tournament.
McMahon and will join five returning teammates in 2007 as the Lady Pioneers look to take the next step and qualify for the National Championships.